(This review may contain spoilers).
I think this season of The 100 put me through the emotional wringer more than the previous two seasons put together.
It was really good to see how the characters’ actions from the previous season affected them… but when I saw the first episode of season three, I thought there was a real lack of character development in the romance between Bellamy and one of the members of the 100… that had no development, other than to be what caused Bellamy to go majorly downhill.
In this series, I lost a lot of my respect for both Jaha and Bellamy. While I could understand a lot of the tensions between the Grounders and Sky crew, I felt that Pike’s followers were ignorant at best… completely sadistic at worst. And through this entire season, Bellamy just followed the strongest leader and seemed to switch sides at the drop of the hat.
I felt the best part of this season was the relationship between Clarke and Lexa. By the last episode, I was shipping them hard… and although there were major problems, I felt that Lexa was a really good leader. It was nice to see her and Clarke working together for peace.
My favourite character in this series, even though there were a lot I liked, was probably Murphy. Despite developing a strong dislike for him throughout seasons one and two, in this season, he came across as an antihero… and I found him a much more interesting character and actually someone who was a whole lot more likable than Bellamy.
I also thought Raven was awesome in this. Even though she was in pain, she was still an incredibly strong character and I was especially impressed by her strength of will, being the only person to actually be able to fight back against the chips they were forced to take.
It was interesting to be able to get to know more of the history of the world before it ended and I especially found Alie an interesting addition, along with the City of Light.
It was interesting to see a couple on opposite sides, but I did really like Nathan and Brian’s relationship and it was good to see that, although their relationship might have suffered, their love did manage to survive.
There were some horror movie elements in this season and I was very creeped out by the Exorcist elements. I did spend a lot of episodes shouting at the screen… and the last episode did have a proper ending, even though it did end on something of a ciffhanger.
There were some things I was very disappointed in during this season, but it was engaging enough to make me want to keep watching and I want to see a lot more of my favourite characters.